Air fryer steak fries are my all-time favorite snacks. I just love cooking frozen foods in my air fryer. My favorite frozen foods are frozen jalapeno poppers, frozen waffles, frozen broccoli and frozen chicken drumsticks. It makes the process so easy and convenient that even if someone doesn’t know much about cooking can make a variety of things using the air fryer.
Steak fries cooked in an air fryer are a popular and healthier alternative to the traditional deep-frying method. They use significantly less oil compared to deep-fried versions, resulting in a reduction of calories and fat content while still providing a tasty and satisfying crunch.
How To Make Frozen Steak Fries In Air Fryer
Are you looking for a quick and crispy side? Frozen steak is the perfect choice to satisfy your short-term cravings. These frozen steak fries are similar to potato wedges and checkers fries but they are different in terms of taste, texture, and crispness. Let’s start with the process of cooking them:
1 bag of frozen steak fries
Step-1: Preheat the air fryer to 390 F.
Step-2: Place your favorite brand of steak fries in the air fryer basket. Make sure to place them in a single layer and don’t place them on each other for better results.
Step-3: Initially cook for 8 minutes at 400 F. Then give the basket a shake and cook them for another 7-8 minutes.
Tips & Notes
1- Different air fryers have different settings and performance levels. So, if you are cooking steak fries for the first time, then monitor the time carefully. And then you can rely on that time for cooking steak fries for the rest of the time.
2- Once you have cooked the steak fries for the first 8 minutes then keep checking after every 3 minutes to ensure they have cooked to your desired texture and crispiness.
3- You can also taste and check steak fries during cooking process to be sure they are done according to your desire. Or you can check with one of the fries with a fork if it is done or not.
4- Don’t thaw the frozen steak fries, cook them straight from the fridge in frozen form.
How To Make Fresh Potato Steak Fries In The Air Fryer
Homemade steak fries are also delicious but require a little more work to be done. The rest of the process is the same as cooking frozen steak fries but you have to do some prep steps initially.
Take Russet potatoes and wash them well. Then cut each potato into three halves and then cut each half further into three slices. This way you can make 9 wedges per potato. Soak the potato wedges in cold water for 5 minutes to get rid of some extra starch from the potatoes.
You will also be needing some seasoning and olive oil. Take a bowl and add potato wedges to the bowl, then add paprika, black pepper, and salt. Coat the wedges well. You can also use steak seasoning as well for a delightful taste.
Preheat your air fryer to 400 F and cook the fries at 390 F for 12-14 minutes shaking them halfway through.
What Types Of Potatoes Work Best For Making Steak Fries In An Air Fryer
If you are making fresh steak fries then I would suggest Russet potatoes are a good option. Yukon Gold potatoes are also a handy pick for making steak fries. The best part of Yukon Gold potatoes is their soft and sweet flesh which turns up into the creamy, luscious core of potato wedges.
How Long Do You Cook Frozen Steak In An Air Fryer
For frozen steak fries, 14-16 minutes is the best time. However, the precise cooking time will vary depending on the thickness and cut of the steak fries.
Best Brands For Frozen Steak Fries
There are many brands of frozen steak fries. Below are some of the market-leading names:
Ore-Ida: Known for their wide range of frozen potato products, Ore-Ida’s steak fries are a popular choice for their delicious taste and crispy texture.
Alexia Foods: Alexia offers a variety of gourmet-inspired frozen potato products, including steak fries made with all-natural ingredients and a focus on quality.
Trader Joe’s: Trader Joe’s offers their line of frozen steak fries, known for their high quality and great taste, at a reasonable price.
Among all the different flavors and types of steak fries, below are my favorites:
Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food French Fries
Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries
Red Robin Seasoned Steak Fries
How Much Oil Should Be Used When Cooking Steak Fries In An Air Fryer
No oil is required For cooking frozen steak fries in the air fryer. However, it is your personal preference if you want to add a teaspoon of oil to them. But they cook well even without the use of any oil.
However little oil is required for cooking fresh steak fries.
What Are Some Tips For Achieving Extra Crispy Steak Fries In An Air Fryer
You can make your steak fries crispier by following some simple advice. First, always preheat your air fryer before cooking them. Preheating helps to cook the frozen food faster and at the same time prevents it from sticking to the air fryer basket. Secondly, cook them slightly longer, not too long but 1-2 minutes more. This extra time makes the corners a little brown and extra crispy. But make sure not to overcook them too much or else they will get burnt and will lose overall taste.
- 1 bag of frozen steak fries
- Preheat the air fryer to 390F.
- Place your favorite brand of steak fries in the air fryer basket. Make sure to place them in a single layer and don’t place them on each other for better results.
- Initially cook for 8 minutes at 400 F. Then give the basket a shake and cook them for another 6-8minutes.